Post # 1
I’m having a situation with my fiance where he has a phobia with ties. He refuses to button the top button of his shirt. He feels like he’s being choked. I could go with a no tie wedding but i’m not able to envision that. It’s so frustrating because he thinks i dont understand, but in fact it just looks sloppy or casual without a tie. Any suggestions??? My wedding is not until next year but we’re having this tension because he’s a groomsmen in another wedding and he’s being really difficult about it.
Post # 3
I have to agree, it does look more casual. But it can still look awesome!
Would he compromise and wear a tie for the ceremony (putting it on right before going in and taking it off after photos, so maybe 90 minutes max?), but not for the reception?
I do think it’s important to be comfortable. BUT, he is going to have to cooperate with the clothing requirements for the other wedding at the very least. I might give him more input for his own wedding, but this seems like not too ridiculous of a request. But some people have odd things that bug them.
This is going to sound so stupid, but would a clip on be more comfortable for him? I don’t know how they work and if they are looser?
I’m looking for some photos of no-tie grooms that look good and not beachy/casual:
Post # 4
Has he tried a shirt in a bigger collar? SO wears on size for when he wants a casual shirt and a larger for when he’s wearing a tie. I agree with you though, no tie is casual. My brothers wear a tie for casual/smart-casual attire, they wouldn’t dream of not wearing one for a wedding.
Post # 5
The problem isnt just the tie. He refuses to button that top button! Which does looks casual with or without a tie. Once that top button is buttoned regardless of the collar size he starts “choking.” I’m just trying to envision the wedding now if the groomsmen party does not wear a tie, how could they still look good and stand out a bit from the guests.
We’re having a winter wedding so i cant imagine how it’ll all look.
Post # 6
My husband hates ties too! He’ll wear one if he absolutely has to but he’d rather wear a nice shirt with his suit and a pocket square. I think he looks damn good 🙂
Here he is at our wedding:
And here at another friends wedding, no tie
Post # 7
I refused to let my husband wear a tie because I don’t like how it looks on him. It makes necks disappear and bothers me lol. As for the other wedding, tell him to just do it for pictures, because it’s for his friend.